Taylor Swift wins Song of the Year for 'Better Man,' written for Little Big Town, at 2017 CMA Awards

She may be reigning as a pop artist, but Taylor Swift's country songwriter roots just won her the song of the year CMA Award.

Swift's "Better Man," penned for Little Big Town, earned the honor at Wednesday night's (Nov. 8) ceremony.

"Better Man" appeared on the quartet's The Breaker album and became a Hot Country Songs chart No. 1, though Swift did perform the song live once, back at February's pre-Super Bowl set. At Swift's Feb. 4 concert in Houston, fans got to hear her sing it for the first time ever.  "I never really knew what it would feel like to hear my song on the radio and have someone else singing it," she commented that night. "Turns out, it feels awesome." 

See how she reacted to the win:

LBT's Karen Fairchild previously shared how the whole thing came to be: "She [Taylor] sent us this song, and it was one that was really special to her. She thought of us because of the harmonies. She’s never pitched a song to anyone before, and the minute we heard it, we were like ‘Man, that is a song that we’re going to cut.’"

Best and worst dressed at the 2017 CMA Awards
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Best and worst dressed at the 2017 CMA Awards
WORST: We didn't love country queen Faith Hill's asymmetrical black look with an exaggerated, frilly shoulder. It wasn't one of her best looks. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
WORST: Rising country star Maren Morris missed the mark in this see-through mesh look that stood out for all the wrong reasons. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
WORST: Lea Michele's look was nearly perfect until her the frilly ends of her sleeves caught our eye and ruined the look. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
WORST: Carly Pearce's take on the sheer trend just didn't come through for her on the red carpet. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
BEST: Lauren Alaina continues to refine her style, and this burgundy, sleeveless gown with a massive cutout in the middle continued that trend. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
BEST: Carrie Underwood's dramatic indigo gown completely stole the show on the red carpet -- and rightfully so, considering she was the night's host! (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
BEST: Kelsea Ballerini looked beautiful in this white gown with gold embellishments and a very simple silhouette. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
BEST: Miranda Lambert was stunning in this baby blue tulle gown from Tony Ward with a sheer bodice. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
BEST: Unexpected guest Karlie Kloss was effortless in this red-orange dress with a plunging neckline and thigh-high slit. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)

See the fill list of 2017 CMA Award winners here, and check out Swift's one-time live performance of "Better Man" below.

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